Case Study:
How to Reduce the Stress of Shopping for a Home

During an unpredictable market, home-buying can be very stressful. Choosing the right realtor and real estate agency can mitigate this home-buying stress.

Recently, I helped a young couple navigate the stress of seeing homes before they got snatched up and making offers that were competitive and within budget. There was a point when nearly every house was under contract within three days of hitting the market. I had to be available to schedule appointments and show homes quickly so my clients didn’t miss out on any opportunities and so I cleared my schedule to be available. This particular couple was easy to work with and understood the market conditions. Despite being home-buying market savvy, it wasn't any less disappointing when they lost their first multiple offer situation.

As the saying goes, "when one door closes, another opens." The loss of the home offers turned out to be for the best, as they found other homes that they liked much, much more. This was definitely a case of patience and perseverance paying off. I showed them over 50 homes and wrote five offers for them before we finally went under contract. I guided them through the home inspection and negotiating repairs and made sure everything went smoothly until closing. Although it took time and we lost a few multiple offers, the effort was worthwhile because they found the perfect home to purchase.

What they had to say about the experience:

“Casey helped us purchase our first home and we can't recommend her enough. She is a great communicator, very knowledgeable with the Connecticut real estate market. She is honest, friendly, professional, hardworking, always on time, and responds right away to email, phone or messages. She was reachable all the time – every day. We loved how she started the relationship by understanding our goals, requirements and budget. Then she helped guide us during a wild housing market to finally find our dream home. She is a pro when it comes to negotiation and placing the right offer. Casey made the closing process simple, easy and quick including providing market and comparative data and the whole process was digital. She coordinated everything between inspection, seller, lender, and the attorneys seamlessly. I highly recommend Casey for anyone looking for a real estate agent and advisor.”

I love my job and fortunate to be able to help couples like this find their dream homes no matter what the market temperature is.

– Casey Daniels